Bestseller Princeless Vol Be Yourself Creat Jeremy Whitley Emily Martin Brett Grunig is Book Jeremy Whitley is the son of two teachers and the husband of a third Born in La
Bestseller Princeless, Vol. 4: Be Yourself Creat Jeremy Whitley Emily Martin Brett Grunig is Book Jeremy Whitley is the son of two teachers and the husband of a third Born in La Mesa, CA, Jeremy went to high school in Lenoir, NC and college at The University of North Carolina He graduated with a Bachelors in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and a girlfriend who would soon become a wife.He and his wife Alicia live in Raleigh with their elemental daughter, Zuri Jeremy writes part time and pays bills part time.Jeremy is a founding member of Firetower Studios and Director of Marketing for Action Lab Entertainment He writes comic books, fiction, short stories, kids books, and bios.Awards and Nominations 3 time Glyph Winner5 time Glyph Nominee2 time Eisner Nominee2 time Cyblis Nominee2 time Bloomer Nominee1 time Most Likely to Succeed Winner. Angoisse Ashe, the oft forgotten middle sister of the Ashe royal family, is locked in a castle deep in the swamp Not only is her castle guarded by zombies, but the swamp is full of dangerous hazards Everything from quicksand to goblins to swamp monsters to VAMPIRES But does that give Adrienne pause Unfortunately not, as she and Bedelia dive head first into their most dAngoisse Ashe, the oft forgotten middle sister of the Ashe royal family, is locked in a castle deep in the swamp Not only is her castle guarded by zombies, but the swamp is full of dangerous hazards Everything from quicksand to goblins to swamp monsters to VAMPIRES But does that give Adrienne pause Unfortunately not, as she and Bedelia dive head first into their most dangerous adventure yet Be sure to pick up this collection and share every moment of this thrilling chapter of the Princeless saga. Bestseller Ebook Princeless, Vol. 4: Be Yourself The Princeless series continues to deliver strong female characters, beautiful (child appropriate) artwork, and storylines with meaning. Each time Adrienne and Bedelia venture out to rescue one of Adrienne's sisters, a facet of relationships is dissected and examined. This volume dealt with abusive relationships and gender roles in government.Now, it's not that cut and dry on the surface- the story itself is really fun and engaging. Adrienne and Bedelia have to survive a cannibalistic tribe of goblins in a monster infested swamp in order to reach Angoisse's tower. On the way, they befriend unlikely allies and encounter a plant-like terror. While this is going on, Adrienne's brother, Devin, refuses to embrace traditional gender roles and activities, which continues to infuriate his tyrannical father. Their relationship illustrates the eternal struggle between parent and child. Parents think they know better and push their child in the direction they believe they should go, while children want to follow their natural inclinations. In the push-pull dynamic, somehow everything works out fine, but with more bad feelings on either side than there need to be.The abusive relationship portion is tactfully presented in the interactions between Angoisse and Raphael. Sometimes people act a certain way because they want something out of you, other than your company. Kids get it. (view spoiler)[But in an era of Twilight idealization, I think the presentation of a "vampire" who acts out of self-interest rather than undying love is an important topic to discuss. Teen relationships are just as thorny and prone to abuse as adult relationships and, because they are some of the first experiences that teens have, they have the potential to color the rest of that person's lifetime and set the stage for the relationships to come. Angoisse is a victim of Raphael but also her own beliefs. She's always thought that she needed a man to complete her and she was going to do whatever it took to keep that relationship intact, even to the point of giving up her humanity or betraying her own family. It didn't take a very smart predator to see that she could be manipulated through her feelings. Sadly, such people actually exist. Thank you, Princeless for opening a door to the discussion of how to remain true to yourself in relationships and a powerful example of how to leave the ones that have soured. (hide spoiler)]The story is not complex and adult readers may find it rather simplistic (unless you dig deeper into the underlying meaning), but it's perfect for the 8 to 12 year olds. This comic will appeal to reluctant readers of either gender. I highly recommend it.